kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark ruby red, wispy tan head, streaks of lace, creamy body, light sweet chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, just enough sweetness to bring out the great chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany brown with beige head. The aroma is slightly spicy with some raisin and charred toast. The flavor is caramel and bitter chocolate with a dose of burnt toast. Raisin and wood come in the middle, then a toasty and slightly nutty finish. Not bad.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a disappearing tan head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-nutty/roasty/faint caramel. Taste is dark malt-nutty/roasty/caramel/chocolate. Hint of hops waived over brew kettle. Smooth. Mild carbonation.
bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SIlver medalist at the GABF.... (one of the brown divisions). Pours dark, an almost black mahogany with tan webbing. The nose is excellent, of caramelized honey-roasted nuts. This well integrates caramel, espresso, semi-sweet chocolate, roasted grains, almonds and walnuts. After all of this complexity, the finish resides somewhere in the semi-sweet chocolate and almond realm. The mouthfeel is round and comforting. A nicely put together brown ale.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Piedmont Ale House in Burlington. Clear dark brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel and a definite but distant chocolate note - interesting and inviting. My first thought on this was, "Chocolate? Iíve never noticed this in a brown ale before, am I imagining it?" I hadnít read the commercial descriptio, either. Body is medium with a soft mouthfeel, and jsut the slightest stickiness. Rich caramel sweetness, and some nice balance provided by gentle use of some spicy hops. Teh finish, although a tad sweet, is not overly so, and the result is a very refreshing, nicley brewed effort. Glad I had this, I would have it again. Good accompaniment for the typical pub fare.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a huge brown ale person, but this is the most complex and best tasting brown I have ever had.
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served at the pop the cap beer dinner in Charlotte via tap. Pours out a brown color with a brownish color head. Smell is nuts, chocolate, some coffee hints, and rich malty notes. Taste is sweet and surprisingly refreshing which is odd for a brown ale. Fresh is best, as was displayed by this beer. Drank some opened earlier, and it wasnt as good as the second round which was fresh off the keg. Not too bad stuff, surprisingly good actually.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent brown ale. It pours a deep chestnut color with a good-lacing ecru head. The aroma is a lightly roasted malt with some crushed nuts and a bit of milk chocolate. The flavor is a smoothly sweet roasted malt with some nutty bitterness... and then the chocolate sneaks up and delivers a hard kick in the finish. A good sessionable ale.
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Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at Natty Greenís brewpub in Greensboro, NC. small creamy egg nog head. lighty, nutty flavors in the background. slightly bitter. intense burntness, burnt toast. doughy yeast. thick bands of lacing. a hint of alcohol. sweet finish that can be attributed to brown sugar. ok as far as browns go.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was a little disappointed with this brew. I looked like it would be much better than it was. Pours dark brown with a nice tan colored head. Aroma is malty and chocolate. Flavor is very similar. This brew is missing flavor.